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make palestine a state. taking the british press to task. the one comes to new laws, not everyone is on board >> we should be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and a free press. >> and mounting faster than -- melting faster than we thought. scientist say that they are rapidly disappearing. now we need to know why. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe and. the united nations has held an historic vote in which palestine has gained the status of an observer state. these are this team -- the saenz right now. it is a sign of global recognition that the palestinians were seeking.
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israel and the u.s. were opposed. it could delay hopes for achieving an independent palestinian state through peace talks. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said the vote was unfortunate and counterproductive. >> a landmark day in and often turbulent history. jubilant palestinians to i heard there president demand what he said was their basic right to self-determination. >> the moment has arrived for the world to see clearly. enough with the settlements and occupation we are here now. >> after days of diplomacy, the majority backed palestine's bid to be recognized as a nation, but without full membership.
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many in a yasser arafat a square felt this was a symbolic than significant day, were the of celebration. a little -- the political activists are happy, but know that the struggle continues. >> we learned not to get our hopes up, not to get high expectations. we will wait. but we feel that we are heading in the right direction. >> israeli control over the occupied territories will not end as a result of the u.n. vote. the palestinians say it will enhance the prospects of the two states living side by side. >> this enhanced status will not change much on the ground right now. but it will change the bid for a fully independent and sovereign state. they could theoretically pursue claims against israel's
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occupation in international criminal court. it has been a dramatic disaster for israel. ministers having to explain to their own people tonight why only a handful of nations, including the u.s., were backing down in the voting against the palestinian bid, which israel said was a move against peace. >> one thing is certain, we are not obligated anymore by any agreements with the palestinians. we can act according to our own interests. >> the people have renewed hope. the palestinian leaders have missed many opportunities before. can they push on from here and reach the elusive peace agreement that would put an israeli and palestinian state side by side? >> i am showing to now by a senior fellow from the middle
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east council on foreign relations and formerly of the state department. the united nations has voted to recognize palestine has a stake. as you can see in ramallah, people are delighted. what does it mean for palestinians? >> it is a psychological boost for palestinians. it shows that the international community supports their aspirations for statehood. the real challenge will now be to translate this into a real effect on the ground. president abbas will return to ramallah after this vote. israel will still be in control of the majority of the west bank. hamas will be in control of gaza. and jerusalem is in israel's hands. >> but does it mean that they can join u.n. bodies, for example, the u.n. -- international criminal court. and many worry that they could go after is real progress this
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is what caused israel the most concern, that the palestinians can challenge them in the international fora, most notably the international criminal court. there is concern that soldiers all over the world will be subject to icc challenges. they see it as a not a step toward peace, but one of confrontation. >> france voted yes. germany and britain abstained. they were kind of on the fence. what of the peace talks, which everyone says they want? >> my concern is that this might push peace? further away rather than forward. given that you need israel at the table and that the u.s. tends to be the shepherd of peace talks, the palestinians defied president obama's express wishes not to do this. the u.s. calls for direct
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negotiations. we have seen this in the wake of the reaction. prime minister netanyahu said this is not a vote for peace. the challenge is getting the two sides back to the table in to direct negotiations. that has been rendered more difficult in the short term. >> and what of the struggle against hamas? >> in the short term, it is an effort to show that his diplomatic efforts do produce something. but the question is, how long will be announced last? i suspect it will not last long. >> outrageous and wreaking havoc, those are some of the descriptions of britain's newspapers. it was triggered by the phone hacking scandal. lord justice levenson has called for a new regulatory body to police the press.
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the bbc reports. >> it is the most comprehensive study of the british press ever cared goucher based on mesut -- the testimony of hundreds of witnesses, many of whom -- of the british press ever. based on the testimony of hundreds of witnesses. with its power and influence can responsibilities. unfortunately -- >> on too many occasions, those responsibilities, along with the code of conduct, which the press wrote and promoted, have simply been ignored. this has damaged the public interest, caused real hardship, and on occasion, read havoc -- reached havoc on the lives of innocent people. >> the judge said the press had failed to hold itself
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accountable. it was time then for a genuinely independent system of self regulation. >> the press needs to establish a new regulatory body, which is truly independent of industry leaders, and of government, and politicians. it must promote higher standards of journalism and protect both the public interest and the rights and liberties of individuals. >> the system, lord justice levenson has supported is a subtle one. it would not be set up by parliament, but would be recognized by parliament. but barely had you spoken that in parliament, the price minister was expressing grave misgivings. >> for the first time, we would have crossed the rubicon of writing press regulation into the law of the land. we should be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free-
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speech and a free press. >> a thumbs down to the main recommendation from the prime minister. will that response to satisfy victims of press and his behavior? people like bob and sally and kate mccann? people who offered some of the most compelling of to the inquiry. >> when it is your voice against the powerful media [indiscernible] >> expressed disappointment about the press. another person recalled a letter she center david cameron and his response. >> his response was as long as it doesn't look augurs -- a look at bobbers comply it will be fine. >> he did not want his report, and this is just one of its four volumes to end up gathering dust
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on the shelves. that is the point he ended on today. >> the ball moves back into the politicians court. they must now decide who guards the guardians. thank you all very much. >> bbc news at 11 sonoran -- at the blevins inquiry. >> the media correspondent for national public radio joins us from new york. david, you cover the ins and outs of the phone hacking scandal from this side of the pond. what do you make of the call for an independent regulator of the press? >> we have to take into account the egregiousness of the offenses.
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if it were the iraqi war dead, out there will be people with bayonets and pitchforks. this goes against everything that we hold dear about a free press. to be able to have government decide and regulate what the press does short of libelous. here in the states, a self regulation is seen as something of a joke. it occurs only in small outposts in washington state and minnesota the idea that a government body will work as independent, that does not sit well with american people. rubbishabout people's being sorted through for information about them?
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>> you have to imagine that even in the short term in the tabloids in the u.k., and even some of our supermarkets in the u.s., people are going to shy away from doing things that might attract attention. but people are going to do what they are going to do to get the news, what they think people will concern -- consumed about what the market will bear. unless there are strong impediments to discourage that, they will do what they can. one of the amazing things about levenson, it is an enormous document. and it has not been embraced in folder but nonetheless, he draws distinctions between the printed press that he is looking at, and the web. >> he devoted just one of his 2000 pages to the internet. was that a missed opportunity? >> i think it reflects a distinctly old-fashioned understanding of what the media is. we use the word press to encompass the media in this
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company -- this country, and is often shoran. in reality, the printed press -- the press is not just the printed press prepare -- the press is not just the printed press. many called a news outlets. the idea that the news gathering stops at the border of the printed page has been outdated for a good 15 years or so. it certainly is a missed opportunity for those looking at the regular -- the regulations. for those looking at the media, it is just a misunderstanding. >> thank you. continental airlines was cleared of responsibility in the concord crash that killed 1300 people. the judges said the cause of the crash was a piece of metal that fell from one of continental's planes.
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>> concord, a byword for luxury travel. but on the 25th of july, 2009 compared -- in 2009, a minute after takeoff, it crashed in the outskirts of paris, killing 109 passengers and crew on board, mostly germans, and four people on the ground. a small strip of titanium metal that had fallen onto the runway from a continental dc-10 set off a catastrophic chain of events, shredding concords tired -- retires as it and rolled down the runway, and eventually causing a fire in the fuel tanks. in clearing continental of criminal responsibility, the ruling refers to other unknown elements. >> after 12 years, more than 12
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years, continental has been accused of being responsible for concords accident. justice has finally been served. continental is not responsible for the concord crash. the mechanic that fitted the titanium strip was deemed to be negligent. although he could not have predicted the events that would follow. which is why his 15 months suspended sentence was quashed. lawyers argue that it should have been grounded before the incident. there had been incidents with its tires that raised concerns. and witnesses claimed it was already on fire before it hits the titanium strip. >> we feel totally powerless. they said this plane should not have been allowed to fly. it did fly, and we do not have any answers. what does this mean for air safety? >> continental has been exonerated of criminal irresponsibility. but under civil law, the judge
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has ordered the company to pay 1 million year rose to concord operator, air france. -- 1 million euros into concord hospital -- to concord's operator, air france prepare. >> still to come, picking up the pieces after super storm sandy. one month after she blew ashore, some are still reeling. if you are one of the mill in -- the many millions who uses a search engine on line, you might want to listen carefully. a global battle is brewing between the likes of google and publishing companies who say they should be paid for extracts of newspaper articles displayed in results. parliament debates a new law that gives publishers a much stronger copyright protection on line.
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here is the story from berlin. >> when you type in newspaper into google, who should get paid? google, who looks at the land of the newspaper? or those to pay for the advertising space? that is the argument in germany. >> google is able to pay such an amount, or they are able to commute to the newspapers from a search engine. >> but as prince -- print migrates from paper to computer screens, google argues it puts more readers in touch with more newspapers. >> would bring to them every month for billion cliques at worldwide. -- 4 billion clinics worldwide. this is 100,000 clicks' per
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minute. this is opportunity for them to get in direct contact with the raiders, where they can sell advertising on their pages -- with speed readers, where they can sell advertising on their pages. >> the debate in germany matters. google has to pay the papers, then the business model for papers could change. the papers may be able to find an easier way of getting people to pay for what papers do. bbc news, berlin. >> the state of the ice sheets is getting wide attention. the biggest collaboration yet between scientific experts is revealing that melting is much worse in the northern hemisphere that in the south. david schlecker and has more on what this means in the debate about global warming.
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>> the crash of ice and ocean. this is green land, the great forces at work here are incredibly hard to measure. and for years, scientists have disagreed about how fast the ice is melting. now different research teams have joined forces to assess the latest data. in greenland, if on the fastest rate of change. the red areas are where the immelt has accelerated in the past 20 years. the blue areas are where the ice is getting thicker. is the red of rapid melting that dominates. >researchers have also combined their debt on antarctica. little has changed here. but one region to the red -- to the west is melting fast. and the leading scientists all agree. >> people have been confused in the past because there have been different messages over different time frames.
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we find that sometimes the ice sheets grow and sometimes they shrink. you need to be able to measure them over 20 years to get a true story. and the true story is that they have decreased. >> thank is have used all kinds of methods to measure them. -- scientists have used all kinds of methods to measure them. i was with this research teen. more recently come -- more recently, a satellite has joined the region. at >> this is the most definitive study so far because they have brought together findings from 10 satellite and all key researchers. they have concluded that it has melted 11 millimeters to sea level in the past 20 years. and the rate is accelerating. it does not mean much right now, but could be serious if the trend continues. >> the next big challenge will predict -- will be to predict what will happen over the next century. it will be a tough challenge.
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it will be a difficult process to understand. >> there is a lot of scientists and do not know about how the ice breaks up and why some of it is melting. but they now know how fast it is happening. >> it was one month ago the super storm standee made landfall on the east coast in america and left a trail of destruction. new jersey and new york or the brunt of the storm. one month on, many communities are still struggling to recover. >> words cannot even describe this. it is heartbreaking and devastating. it is a legitimate war zone caused by mother nature. that base house was on the corner. it is not there anymore. this is where it caved in. >> unbelievable. >> this is the restaurant right here. there would be parking spots for
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people right here. all of these were four parked cars. this was a street at one point. now it is just a beach. i will never forget this. and when i look at the ocean, i will think about what it has done to this island. it is hard to fight mother nature. she usually wins most of the time. >> my name is william carroll. i live in north olli beach. pretty much for 50 years. today is my first day allowed into the house. look at the angle of the house that we dropped. we probably dropped a good 2 feet. everything in here was floating. what do you take and what do you not? you want to take everything, but you cannot. you are limited on what you can leave with. >> start taking my pictures down. i will take some of them.
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all of this is going in a pile and you get to pick and choose what you want to keep and what you do not. >> today it has hit me a little bit. i feel it. i try not to show it, but i'm hurting inside. >> i will never be coming back here again. i will not have the stuff that i had. the memories are gone. a lot. >> my name is margaret. this is my vacation home. when we saw the devastation on television to all the new was that the beach was ground zero. we did not know if our house would be standing we open the door and realized we had about 3 feet of water in the house. >> you can see the water line. >> what i bought this house i wanted to flood insurance and i was told i did not need it. water had not hit the property
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for 50 years. we do not have flood insurance. this is jersey. and we will rebuild. people love the shore. it is very strange the bond people have to the shore in shore towns. >> recovering from the super storm. that brings today's show to a close. you can find constant updates on our website. and to reach me and most of the bbc team, go to twitter. i'm laura trevelyan. for all of us at world news america, thank you for watching. and please, to in tomorrow. -- a tune in tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at >> funding for this
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